Friday, April 9, 2010

F2: Easter

Welcome again to Friday's Feast1. Today I'll be talking about our Easter celebration.

Participants in this weeks Feast are as follows:

Even though Easter has past for some of us, there are still the Greek Orthodox who seem to celebrate a week later. I like many of us celebrated Easter this past Sunday. For this year's Easter we had a pretty looking spread:

The Easter Spread

I don't know how many of you have ever bought butter in the shape of a lamb, but it appears to have become a tradition at our household:

Lambie Butter!

Being in a mostly Jewish neighborhood, we tend to see things like lamb in the grocery store. This year we saw that Leg of Lamb was on sale, so we got some. We also made a fresh green salad with red onions, dried cranberries, and walnuts:

Close up of the Leg of Lamb and the Salad

My wife works at a bakery so she was able to obtain a loaf of rainbow bread. This is bread that uses different colored dough that is braided together and baked. We also made green beans and parsley potatoes. We typically melt butter in with parsley to use to put on top of the red potatoes:

Rainbow Bread, Green Beans, and Parsley Potatoes

Since two of our guests don't eat meat but do eat fish (I know there's a term for it but can't think of what it is officially called)— we made some salmon fillets that were cooked with lemon pepper and topped with fresh dill:

Close up of the Salmon

For desert we exchanged chocolate eggs from Fannie May (no not the bank) as well as other Easter candies. My wife saw some orange flavored chocolate slices which she affectionately called "Chocolate Chips" at the store and bought those along with some shortbread to put in with sherbet:

The Aftermath (AKA: Desert)

I guess I didn't get pictures of everything— but all in all it was a festive meal enjoyed by everybody who attended.

This month is April. Since I am moving more towards a theme a month, here are some ways of interpreting this month's theme:

  • April is in my [Blank]. What foods remind you of this month.
  • Spring is in the air. What spring like foods do you partake in?
  • April showers bring…. Mixology anyone?
  • This year April also has Easter, do you have any Easter dishes or traditions you want to share.

So… if you have anything that relates to this topic, be sure to leave a comment and include the URL so I can include you in next weeks feast. Even if you have already posted on this topic in the past— your links are always welcome.

1 If you don't know what Friday's Feast is all about, please read the Friday's Feast page for a more detailed explanation. If you want to join in on the feast— be sure to leave a comment and include the URL to your post so I and others can know of your contribution. Also, if you want to see a particular topic— feel free to suggest it as well (I'm always looking for new inspirations).


Wendyburd1 said...

I love the butter, I can't see anything beyond it!! LOL!

Unknown said...

I'm so jealous - couldn't find lamb-shaped butter this year. I guess I could have made my own, but then there would have been snarky comments about the "butter llama".

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Your Leg of Lamb looks fabulous. I must find a lamb mold so I too can have "lamb butter" next year. Glad you had a wonderful Easter. See you next week.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Your feast looks wonderful and it's making me hungry!!!! We have the lamb shaped butter at our grocery store too. Although I haven't purchased it, I have made my own leaf shaped butter pats for Thanksgiving because I'm crazy that way.

KarieK said...

Pretty good spread? OH EM GEE! Very jealous...looks fabs! I suck too...for some reason you were not in my reader so I re-added you. ;) I miss my Friday Feasts.

Mrsbear said...

That table looks spectacular and I love the tulips, they're my favorite.

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